Eddie Murphy To Make Beverly Hills Cop Pilot, Which Will Air on CBS

Thursday, September 6, 2012

EDDIE Murphy‘s new Beverly Hills Cop TV series will air on CBS after the network agreed to show a pilot.

Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan will executive produce the project from Sony TV.

The show will serve as a sequel to the three movies starring Murphy as Detroit detective Axel Foley in Los Angeles.

The program will focus on Foley’s police officer son Aaron, while Murphy will reprise his role as Axel in the pilot.

The Hollywood funnyman may also return in a recurring role if the pilot gets picked up for a full series by CBS.

Ryan will write the pilot’s script and executive produce, along with Murphy and Marney Hochman.

Murphy had previously attempted to star in a fourth movie, until the project was scrapped.

“What I’m trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police in Detroit,” Murphy, 51, told Rolling Stone last year. “I’d do the pilot, show up here and there.”

Murphy starred in three Beverly Hills Cop films between 1984 and 1994, with Tony Scott and John Landis following Brest in the director’s chair.